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    Intex Pump Leaks

    No matter how hard I screw on the lid and make sure it's even/level, the pump still leaks despite the O-ring being present etc.

    Anyone else with this problem?

    Should I just upgrade away from these pumps? This is my 2nd one after the first one never worked. Leaks in area highlighted in green.

    IntexPoolPumpLeakage.jpg

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    Re: Intex Pump Leaks

    Welcome to TFP

    You can try some pool lube and see if it works but the most promising way is to replace it with a 2800 or 3000 GPM intex sand filter, they actually work
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    Re: Intex Pump Leaks

    I agree, even if that filter wasn't leaking you'll be much happier with an Intex sand filter.

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    Re: Intex Pump Leaks

    OMG, so frustrated!

    So I read everything I could on getting a larger better pump, I can't use the 2800 or 3000 GPM pumps as my pool is only 3,000+ gallons, so I bought the 635T model and everywhere it stated it is 1 1/4" hose, only to find out it is 1 1/2". So unless I empty the pool below the holes there's no way to use this pump. So annoyed!

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    Re: Intex Pump Leaks

    Ok not to sure why you could not use the larger pump. But you can buy a 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 barbed reducers at your local hardware store or any ware that sells plumbing supplies. Then all you need is a short pc of 1 1/2 hose and your good to go... I quickly googled it and all the descriptions i found said it was a 1 1/2 pump but said their is also a adapter you can buy for 1 1/4 hose. To get the parts at local hardware store including a pc of hose your easily under $10 in parts

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    Re: Intex Pump Leaks

    Amazon.com: INTEX 1.25 Games

    Amazon.com : INTEX 1.25 Garden

    I think I have a set of the lower ones that came with my SWG I don't need. I can mail them if you are comfortable giving me your address. Send me a PM if you want. Won't go out until tomorrow but should get there Tuesday or Wednesday.
    somewhere around 6,800 gal 18 x 4 foot round Intex Ultra Frame AG, finished filling August 29, 2013. toy pump w/ "A" cartridge up and running next day --- July 2015 upgraded to Krystal Clear 3000 GPH pump and 16" sand filter --- May 2016 Intex auto cleaner and in July salt system and Hayward skimmer

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    Re: Intex Pump Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Pv2 View Post
    Amazon.com: INTEX 1.25 Games

    Amazon.com : INTEX 1.25 Garden

    I think I have a set of the lower ones that came with my SWG I don't need. I can mail them if you are comfortable giving me your address. Send me a PM if you want. Won't go out until tomorrow but should get there Tuesday or Wednesday.
    Ahhh! I wish I saw this before, I searched and searched & found that one you posted, Amazon.com : INTEX 1.25 Garden bought it & it arrived today. New pump to be installed tomorrow! Thank you all for your support! Love this site!

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